On April 10 was launched the analysis of the social services for children from vulnerable groups and for people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, an activity developed whithin the project “Better Social Services through a Civil Society Partnership with Government”.
The study had 4 main objectives:
- mapping the social services for vulnerable children and people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and identifying the gaps whithin these services
- identifying the existing capacities and the training requirements needed for developing the social services for vulnerable children and people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in each district;
- identifying the best practices in each district;
- elaborating practical recommendations for improving the capabilities of CSOs, APCs and LPAs to develop quality social services for vulnerable children and people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
According to the study, both beneficiaries and potential service users often do not have access to or have limited access to these services. The reasons are diverse: the big distance to the service provider; the lack of transport in general, or lack of accesible transport for children with disabilities; the long waiting time until service is delivered; the red tape; the limited number of places available to the beneficiaries; the lack of information regarding the availability of services, etc. The research highlights that the current social services available locally does not meet the needs and fails to respond effectively to the growth trend of vulnerable children and people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
The data used by the study was collected and processed by the CIVIS from June 20 to September 10, 2018.
The project “Better Social Services through a Sustainable Partnership between Civil Society and Government” is implemented between 1 February 2018 and 31 January 2021, funded by the European Union, co-funded and implemented by the Soros Foundation Moldova with the involvement of Keystone Moldova, the Alliance of People’s Organizations Disability (AOPD) and APSCF.